CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
AT GLEN INNES, NSW
ON 11 SEPTEMBER 1944

 

Avro Anson LT781 of 1 Air Observers School Evans Head crashed at Glen Innes in New South Wales on 11 September 1944.

The following personnel were killed in this tragic crash:-

F/Sgt James Ian Brisbane Noble (36496), 1 Air Observers School Evans Head, pilot
P/O William Henry Osborne (411513), 1 Air Observers School Evans Head, Wireless Operator
LAC Roy Cecil Edwards (440278), 1 Air Observers School Evans Head, Trainee Navigator
LAC William John Ervin (431474), 1 Air Observers School Evans Head, Trainee Navigator
Sgt. Joan Mary McCormack (92527), 1 Air Observer School Cootamundra, passenger

The Minister for the Department of Veteran Affairs approved a Commemoration Grant to the value of $2,000 in 2004/2005 to the Glen Innes Cemetery Trust to erect a war memorial to RAAF personnel from the Glen Innes district who served during WWII and to the five RAAF personnel who died in a plane crash at Glen Innes.

 

Wreckage of Avro Anon LT 781

 

Memorial stone and plaque to commemorate the
tragic loss of life in the Glen Innes area during WWII

 

REFERENCES

Anson LT781, Aviation Heritage

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Chris Wadeson, nephew of Joan McCormack, for his assistance with this web page.

I'd also like to thank Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this web page.

 

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